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From the office………………. Highlights 2010 2010, a huge year for Equestrian NSW. 2009 Annual Awards for Excellence Welcome to the first ever Equestrian NSW Yearbook. This NSW Interschool Championships is a new direction for the branch which has recognised Horseland Equestrian Australia Interschool the need for more immediate coverage of events and Championships activities through our monthly electronic newsletters, but Volunteers are Important People (VIPs) also sees a need for members to have a record of the year Twilight Jumping at SIEC that was for the long term. Nature Vet/Ceva Sponsorship 2010 was an extremely busy year for Equestrian And finally…… NSW. The office ran several events, including the very successful Horseland Australian Interschool In closing I wish to thank the Equestrian NSW Board for Championships, the board and executive were very its commitment and vision this year, in particular our involved in working with the new regime at EA – Grant energetic and dedicated Chairman, Dr Derek Major, who Baldock as the new EA CEO and some new staff – and has been a wonderful support to not only me, but to the the ENSW membership levels and activity continued to office and the entire sport. Also I wish to make a special grow. note of thanks to Judy Fasher, stepping down from the With a new CEO at the helm of Equestrian Australia, and board after six years due to the rotational requirements of a slightly renewed national board, the ENSW board was the board, who has been a true inspiration to so many in proactive in establishing ties with the new faces at EA the sport. I also wish to thank the incredibly dedicated in the interests of greater EA/state unity and also in the staff of Equestrian NSW who not only carry out their interests of promoting the sport nationwide. duties with professionalism and enthusiasm but who are always ready to step in and assist members, events and As at 30 June 2010 the ENSW membership was 7487 the Board. which is approximately 300 more members than the previous year. This figure appears to be remaining steady We all look forward to another wonderful year of for the next membership year of 2010/2011. In 2010 equestrian endeavours in 2011. we continued to improve our office administration and Wendy Cohen member service abilities with refinements in procedures Chief Executive Officer made and new policies implemented. Thanks to our very valuable yearbook contributors, The Equestrian NSW website continues to be a Alison Duthie, Rachel Smith, Jenny Sheppard, valuable and up to the minute method of disseminating Prue Spurrett, Toni Venhaus, Sue Scaysbrook, Cathie information to members and external stakeholders alike. Drury Klein, Edwena Mitchell, Doug and Jenny Denby, Helen O’Brien, Anne Knee, Joanne Cocksedge, Sue Birch, By late December 2010 the site had had a staggering Elysha Sargent, Linda Goldspink-Lord, Annelies McGaw 2.68 million views of individual pages during the year, averaging about 200,000 hits for individual pages per Yearbook Photographers; Alica Birch, Peter Orr, month. The website is clearly an important resource Franz Venhaus, Jenny Sheppard, Rachel Smith, Free Rein Photography, Elysha Sargent, Christine for the equestrian community. In October during our Johnson, FEI (Kit Houghton, Rinaldo de Craen) and IOC very popular coverage of the WEG in Kentucky, the (Liao Yujie) individual page views exceeded 330,000 in one month. The Equestrian NSW site was often one the very first 2010 ENSW Board with detailed news and results outside the official WEG website thanks to on-the-spot correspondent, Jenny Derek Major – Chairman Sheppard. This is an enormous achievement given the Judy Fasher – Vice Chair office did not have a media budget and Jenny volunteered Ray Balcomb Michael Benson her time for ENSW. Graham Davey This financial year Equestrian NSW maintained annual David Lawrence funding to events, development activities, administration Kelly Paton to councils and individual members for a total of Alex Townsend $207,000 in the 2009/2010 financial year. Equestrian NSW wishes to thank the following for their significant Equestrian NSW contributions to the sport. The NSW Institute of Sport Sydney International Equestrian Centre continued to fund our elite squad programs this year to Saxony Road HORSLEY PARK NSW 2175 a total of $150,000 (plus $45,000 from Equestrian NSW Tel: 02 9620 2660 Fax: 02 9620 2260 and a substantial amount from the EA National High Postal address: Performance program). The Department of Sport and PO Box 7077, Recreation funded ENSW under its Sports Development WETHERILL PARK BC NSW 2164 www.nsw.equestrian.org.au Program, where we are listed as a Category 5 Sport, DISCLAIMER which means that we were funded $33,500 in 2010. Neither the Equestrian Federation of Australia, NSW Branch Inc., nor the Secretary is responsible for views or statements made by correspondents. 3


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